Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several tropical American evergreen shrubs of the genus Allamanda, widely cultivated in warm regions for their showy yellow or purple trumpet-shaped flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of woody climbers, natural order Apocynaceæ, natives of tropical America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a plant of the genus Allamanda having large showy funnel-shaped flowers in terminal cymes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Allamanda, genus name, after Jean Nicholas Sébastian Allamand (1713-1787), Swiss scientist.

Examples

  • The allamanda, or golden trumpet, is one of many tropical flowers that flourish in La Peñita de Jaltemba on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera.

    The allamanda, or golden trumpet, is one of many tropical flowers that flourish in La Peñita de Jaltemba on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera. © Christina Stobbs, 2009

  • The two words "Roman Catholicism" uttered aloud in the quiet June sunlight gave him the sensation of an allamanda or of a gardenia blossoming in an apple-tree.

    The Altar Steps

  • Vivid orchids and wonderful colored lichens smoldered upon the swarthy tree-trunks and where a wandering shaft of light fell full upon the golden allamanda, the scarlet star-clusters of the tacsonia, or the rich deep blue of ipomaea, the effect was as a dream of fairyland.

    The Lost World

  • Clumps of bamboo as big as a city lot and towering to the sky, with the yellow allamanda framing the bungalows, and a tangle of bananas, lantana, tafeie, cocoas, and a hundred other fruits, flowers and creepers, made the whole journey through a paradise.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • The blue duranta and the white oleander, the cool gray-green hibiscus with lemon-colored blossoms, the yellow allamanda, the trumpet lily, acacias, lilac ipomaea, tree ferns, and huge bird's-nest ferns mingled with white convolvulus, and over all lifted groves of cocoas and the symmetrical breadfruit.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • The mottled crotons, the yellow allamanda and pink hibiscus bushes, the clump of Eucharist lilies, the great trailing masses of orchids that hung among the red flowers of the stately flamboyant tree by the green hedge, joined to make me forget the midwinter date on the calendar.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast From Penang to the Philippines

  • So Julia and I made a crown of French marigolds to hang on the cross over the altar, two large wreaths for either side, and one at the west end made entirely of the golden allamanda, in the buds of which you used to imprison fire-flies when you lived here.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak

  • Where heat, humidity and sunlight create a more tropical atmosphere, choose from such beauties as bougainvillea, abutilon and allamanda.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Yea the yellow mellow allamanda flowers from the home garden ..

    ReadABlog.com New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • The travelers stood on the sand for a while, looked at the lantana and wild allamanda, milkwort and spiderwort and pink purslane, columbine and cattail, Tread Softly and Venus’ looking-glass, sumac and sea daisy.

    Dream State

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